Melisa Griffin

Freelance Medical Translator & Spanish Translator

Location:Lebanon, Tennessee, United States
2 Skills
I have native fluency in Spanish and have worked primarily in Spanish for the past eight years. I have extensive experience translating. I am comfortable doing written and oral translation. Please email me for more information. Compensation is negotiable.

Melisa A Griffin
Lebanon, TN 37087


Lebanon Special School District 8/2006 - Present
Lebanon, TN US

Spanish Translator & Interpreter

As a Spanish Translator, Interpreter and Teachers Aide for the school district I am tasked with many responsibilities. Translating requires the translation of letters, forms, emails and school polices that are written in English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. These translations must be accurate so that the original meaning is still there when translated. I also write a bilingual column that deals with current events for the school newspaper. Interpreting requires a different approach than translating, while interpreting I must use terms and phrases that will be understood by the parent, student and staff. Working closely with everyone I must use terms and phrases that fit the education level and dialect of all parties involved.
(Contact Supervisor: Yes, Supervisor's Name: Stan Blades, Supervisor's Phone: 615-449-6060)

Harrison's Lock Service 10/2005 - 7/2006
Lebanon, TN US

E-bay Associate
During my employment as an internet sales associate I was tasked with developing an internet sales account, checking inventory, posting merchandise on the account and arranging shipping and handling. Setting up the account required learning safety procedures dealing with passwords, usernames, and PayPal and site policies. My daily duties consisted of checking the inventory, posting pictures and information about the product, answering questions from clients and processing transactions sales. I trained employees from two locations to assist with this new department at the business.

Arendale Lock & key, Inc. 1/2001 - 7/2005
Shawnee, Kansas US

Office Manager/Customer Service

Preformed administrative, locksmith and translation duties in support of a multi location service company. As an administrative manager my daily duties consisted of bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and scheduling. I used many computer programs to complete these tasks, programs like micro soft word, excel, hpc code source and quick books. My duties as a locksmith consisted of rekeying locks, cutting keys by code, duplicating keys and repairing locks. Providing translation support to the company required vast knowledge of Spanish because the company had customers from all over speaking different dialects’ of Spanish. I provided assistance in Spanish by answering the telephone; face-to-face customer service and translating invoices form English to Spanish.

Limited, Inc. 8/1998 - 4/2000
Overland Park, Kansas US

Stockroom Assistant

Maintained a neat and orderly stock room ensuring goods are available on the sales floor.
Updated the buyers on out-of-stock situations.
Assisted in all shipping and receiving, kit pulls, audits, component prepping, occasional deliveries for electronics contract manufacturing company.
Managed received merchandise and verified it with invoices.
Ensured empty trash cans and recycle cardboard.
(Contact Supervisor: Yes, Supervisor's Name: Shanna, Supervisor's Phone: 913-307-0772)

EDUCATION University of Panama
Panama City, Panama Panama
Some College Coursework Completed - 12/1990

Felix Olivares Contreras High School
David, Chiriqui Panama
High School or equivalent - 12/1986

Spoken: Advanced
Written: Intermediate
Read: Advanced

Spoken: Advanced
Written: Advanced
Read: Advanced

Debbie Vaughn LSSD ESL Teacher
Phone Number: 615-830-6728
Email Address:
Reference Type: Professional

Malvina Dye W.C. School District SRO Officer
Phone Number: 615-943-8636
Email Address:
Reference Type: Professional

Carol Ann Smith LSSD ESL Teacher
Phone Number: 615-336-0515
Email Address:
Reference Type: Personal

Linda McDowell LSSD Assistant Principal
Phone Number: 615-449-0117
Email Address:
Reference Type: Professional